Chief Country Compliance Officer – France Job in Paris (75) at Citi –

Serves as a senior compliance risk manager for Independent Compliance Risk Management (ICRM) responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes, and programs to prevent violations of law, rule, or regulation and design and deliver a risk management framework that maintains risk levels within the firm’s risk appetite and protects the franchise. In addition, engages with the ICRM product and function coverage teams, in order to partner to develop and apply CRM program solutions that meet local business and customer needs in a manner consistent with the Citi program framework.

Directing the design, development, delivery and maintenance of best-in-class local Compliance program, policies and practices for ICRM.

Translating ICRM strategy and goals across Citi’s clients and products in a succinct and clear manner; providing direction and guidance on the programs.

Managing multiple teams of Compliance professionals. Developing, attracting, and retaining talent; recommending staffing levels required to carry out the unit’s role and responsibilities effectively while establishing and adhering to talent management processes and compensation and performance management programs.

Providing oversight and guidance over the assessment of complex issues, structures potential solutions and drives effective resolution with other stakeholders.

Overseeing the identification and assessment of Citi’s key compliance risks. Ensuring compliance risks within France are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled, consistent with the bank’s risk appetite statement and all policies and processes established within the risk governance framework.

Monitors and measures compliance risk through a robust control framework and ensures that reviews are conducted consistently across both local entities on a regular basis to confirm that controls identified are operating effectively.

Working collaboratively with Citi business/functional line management in recommending, developing and executing on business initiatives within permissible statutory and regulatory frameworks.

Representing Citi on critical regulatory matters as required. Serving as liaison with regulatory examiners, Internal Audit, and external auditors on critical Compliance issues and overseeing the implementation of related remediation.

Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm’s reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.

Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented, organized

Excellent written, verbal (English and French) and analytical skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messaging

Ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior leaders

Significant knowledge and expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and appropriate controls

Experience in the design and implementation of Compliance programs

Demonstrated ability to assess complex issues through root cause analysis and other analytical techniques; structure potential solutions; drive to resolution with senior stakeholders

Ability to influence and lead people across cultures at a senior level using sound judgment and successful execution, understanding how to operate effectively across diverse businesses

Experience with and previous exposure to internal or external control functions and regulators

Ability to challenge business management and escalate issues when appropriate

Strong track record of effectively assessing and managing competing priorities

Comfort navigating complex, highly-matrixed organizations

Comfortable acting as an agent for positive change with agility and flexibility

Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and ‘no surprises’ approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views.

Strong presentation and relationship management skills are essential

Subject matter expertise in area of focus

Bachelor’s degree; experience in compliance, legal or other control-related function in the financial services firm, regulatory organization, or legal/consulting firm, or a combination thereof; extensive experience in area of focus; previous experience managing a diverse staff

Key Activities include:
Developing and establishing local compliance risk management policies and procedures to mitigate risks. Monitors and measures compliance risk through a robust control framework with data flows and escalation processes to ensure timely and effective awareness and escalation of key Compliance Risks.

Translating ICRM strategy and goals across Citi’s clients and products in a succinct and clear manner; providing direction and guidance on the programs.

Representing ICRM at key internal governance forums and liaising with internal ICRM Products and Functions to ensure timely and effective escalation and awareness for business and legal entity SMTs.

Oversight and management of the local regulatory inventory. Identification and tiering of new French Rules and Regulations to ensure appropriate controls are designed and implemented to help ensure compliance.

Working closely with the Chief Country Officer, develop and maintain a local regulatory engagement plan.

Additional duties as assigned.

This Role is a “Controlled Function” Role as defined by the Central Bank of Ireland Reform Act 2010 and Principal Regulations 2011, and amending Regulations 2014, 2015.

Job Family Group:
Compliance and Control

Job Family:
Compliance Risk Management

Time Type:
Full time

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Company: Citi –

Company Location:  Paris (75)

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